Postage stamps and postal history of Lagos

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A 1904 six pence stamp of Lagos.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Lagos, now part of modern Nigeria.


The first stamps of Lagos were issued on 10 June 1874.[1] Stamps portraying Queen Victoria were issued until October 1902. In August 1893, an 1887 4d was overprinted "HALF PENNY". On 22 January 1904 a new design portraying King Edward VII was issued. Despite it being used for only 2 years, the set was issued twice with different watermarks. The last stamp was a 6d issued on 31 October 1905.


From 16 February 1906, Lagos became part of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate which then itself became part of modern Nigeria in 1914.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.311. ISBN 0-356-10862-7

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